Driver Orientation for Truck Drivers
All new Western Express drivers are required to attend orientation. Orientation
for Van drivers is 2 days, and orientation for Flatbed drivers is 2 days, plus 3
days of load securement training.
During orientation, you will learn about our safety and operational procedures,
take a road test and complete all necessary paperwork. You will also meet someone
from every department, including Safety, Operations, Fuel Compliance, Driver Payroll
and more. You'll find it's a great way to get acquainted with the people who'll
be helping you while you're on the road. Plus, it'll give you a chance to get a
deeper appreciation of our unique family environment here at Western Express.
ORIENTATION DAYS & LOCATIONS
Orientation is held weekly, Sunday through Thursday, at three locations:
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
Transportation, lodging and two meals a day are provided for you at no cost.
TRANSPORTATION: Regardless of where you live, you will be provided
transportation via bus line. If you choose to fly, Western Express will reimburse
you for the cost of what bus fare would have been. If you choose to drive your personal
car, we will reimburse you for your gas.
LODGING: You will be provided with lodging at no cost. Hotel accommodations
are generally double-occupancy.
MEALS: Western Express will provide you with breakfast and lunch
on each day.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
SEND IN PAPERWORK. To make the process as smooth as possible for
yourself, we suggest that you send in your physical paperwork before arrival.
FILL OUT AN ON-LINE APPLICATION.
If you have not, you can do that
now by clicking HERE
If you do not have a completed application on file, you must have 10 years of history,
on paper and in-hand, upon arrival the first day.
BACKGROUND CHECK AUTHORIZATION.
We try very hard to have all background
checks completed prior to orientation. To do that, we must have a completed verification
release authorizing us to perform pre-employment inquires. You may complete this
form online now
The sooner we get this information, the sooner we can complete our pre-employment
screening to get you on your way to a career with Western Express.
If you are a student or recent grad, please
fax or email school certificates/transcripts prior to arrival if possible. If you
can't send the documents prior to arrival, you must bring school certificates and
grade/transcripts and present them upon arrival at orientation classes.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
Valid Class A CDL from your state of residence.
Social Security Card. If you're not a U.S. citizen, then you will also need your
work card/permanent resident card.
If you have been self-employed, an owner operator, on medical leave, or unemployed,
please bring proper documentation confirming this situation.
Bring proof of payment for any citations received in the past 90 days prior to your
Voided check if you want to participate in direct deposit.
Social security numbers and birth dates for dependents to be covered by health benefits.
Funds to cover personal expenses while attending orientation and until the first
Proper footwear and attire for your road-driving test.
You will most likely be dispatched following orientation, so also bring:
Clothes for about a week
Shower gear and personal items
Bedding for your truck
Flatbed drivers need steel-toed boots/shoes
Your recruiter will get you scheduled and send your personal arrangements, which
will include date/time/location. Plus, you'll receive all of your travel information.
Thank you for choosing Western Express. We look forward to seeing you in orientation.
If you have any questions, please contact your recruiter or send
us an email now.